Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v PSG
Michael Owen looks ahead to Manchester United's clash with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday night
Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to continue their fine form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by beating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils head into the game having enjoyed a sharp turnaround in form since the Norwegian was brought in as Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor at Old Trafford back in December.
Manchester United have won 10 of their 11 games under Solskjaer and have managed to hoist themselves back into the Premier League’s top four following their brilliant run of form.
Solskjaer is now preparing his team for a huge test as they welcome PSG to Old Trafford in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night.
And former Liverpool FC and Manchester United striker Owen is backing the Red Devils to claim a win to take into the return leg in Paris.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “The first meeting between the clubs and no French side has ever won at United in European competition (L10 D4).
“I wouldn’t have said it two months ago, but I don’t think Paris will buck that trend on what is sure to be a great Old Trafford occasion.
“Neymar and Thomas Meunier will miss the game through injury for the visitors and Edison Cavani was forced off at half-time at the weekend with a hip injury.
“The French side have already lost on English soil this season (3-2 at Anfield in the Group stages) and I feel United will take a lead back to the French capital for the second leg.”
Manchester United are aiming to at least finish in the top four this season after their stuttering form under Mourinho in the first few weeks of the campaign.
The Red Devils finished second in the Premier League and without a trophy last term.